20 dead, 1000s relocated in China rainstorms

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Heavy rainstorms have killed at least 20 people and forced the relocation of thousands of others in several provinces in China.The office of provincial flood control headquarters said on Sunday that heavy rains, which started to lash the southern province of Hunan on Thursday, have disrupted traffic, power as well as telecommunications as water levels rose in major rivers and reservoirs.Pouring rains have reportedly affected 461,800 people in 131 townships and destroyed 1,400 housing units in the province. Local authorities have relocated 50,400 people to avoid risks brought by the rainstorms.One villager in Jinwutang Township of the province has been killed in a landslide.

For full report: http://www.presstv.in/detail/2014/05/12/362269/heavy-rains-leave-20-dead-across-china/#sthash.lCljCc8j.dpuf

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